Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Neuromuscular disorders Owner Factsheet

Contributor(s): Laurent Garosi

Neuromuscular disorders in pets can be very frightening for owners. Apparently healthy animals may collapse at exercise or become paralysed over a period of a few hours for no apparent reason. An accurate diagnosis is important as, with appropriate early treatment, many conditions can be managed such that the animal makes a full recovery over time.

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